Uttarakhand also known as “Dev Bhoomi” has been a favorite place for many nature-driven people across the country. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Its remote and lesser known locations often intrigue the adventure junkies to head out and create history of their own. Uttarakhand takes great pride in housing several eminent Hindu and Sikh shrines in India. In this article, we would acknowledge you with some historical place in Uttarakhand.
Mussoorie, Dehradun District
Mussoorie – The Queen of Hills. It is a hill station place that takes us back in the time of British rule. Since it was a favorite of many British Personnel, many buildings including resorts and holiday homes were constructed here for the comfort and peace. Mussoorie attracts tourists with those same colonial period buildings till now. Undoubtedly, the city has earned its fame by being naturally beautiful but these colonial style buildings contribute to its charm.
The beautiful Lake City, Nainital is just a right example of British architecture influence in Uttarakhand. From having the colonial style houses to buildings that are now mostly rehabilitated into government offices, there remains history in each part of this city. The city boasts of famed Jim Corbett’s residence; Governor’s House that almost looks like Buckingham Palace (England); India’s first Methodist Church and several other small and big colonial structures.
Perhaps Dehradun is well- known best for its institutes that British left behind. It is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. Dehradun is said to be have founded by Guru Ram Rai in the 18th century. Guru Ram Rai Darbar, which is a Gurudwara built in 1699 by Raja Fateh Shah is a significant structure that characters the history of Dehradun. The famed Clock Tower and Forest Research Institute set up during the British period can rightly be called the historical landmarks of Dehradun.
Kausani, Bageshwar District
Kausani is a hill station and village located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is well-known for its charming natural beauty. This village is also enjoying its stature as a picturesque hill station. It is famous for its scenic magnificence and its stunning 300 km-wide panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. It is said that the father of nation when visited this place, he was so allured by its beauty that he called Kausani the “Switzerland of India”